FY 2021 OSHA Fines and Violations Roundup for Healthcare

While the pandemic raged in FY 2021, enforcement efforts of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) fines and violations within healthcare totaled nearly $3.7 million. 2,786 Inspections Result in $3,684,769 OSHA Fines and Violations According to their website, OSHA conducted more than 2,786 inspections of healthcare-related businesses between Oct 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021. At least 14.6 percent of the [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:38-04:00February 1st, 2022|

OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) Deadline Looms

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard on January 13, 2022. The ruling effectively blocks federal enforcement of the OSHA ETS. The order does not affect enforcement by state agencies who chose to adopt the federal standards in their states. Barring a stay from the U.S Supreme Court the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will [...]

2022-06-24T05:59:59-04:00January 5th, 2022|

OSHA Fines Three Healthcare Facilities for COVID-Related Safety Violations

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces standards for workplace safety, recently cited three Long Island, New York-based healthcare providers for safety violations. Each provider has been cited for a violation related to COVID-19 safety measures. The proposed fines total nearly $22,000. The OSHA fines are discussed below. OSHA Fines: What Did The Healthcare Facilities Fail to Do? In early November of 2020, [...]

2022-05-06T14:23:13-04:00November 10th, 2020|

What is OSHA Training?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces OSHA regulations. Regulations addressing a particular safety issue (such as, for example, hazardous substances) are known as safety standards. OSHA divides businesses into one of four industries: General Industry, Construction, Maritime, and Agriculture. Healthcare organizations, along with most other businesses, are part of General Industry. Each industry must comply with a specific set of standards. In turn, [...]

2022-10-24T16:25:12-04:00August 14th, 2020|